A Father’s Day Gift Guide for Travel-Minded Dads
Whether your father’s an armchair explorer, a frequent flyer, or a fan of the open road, there’s something on this list for every type of traveler. Read on for the ultimate gift guide for dear old dad.
Holden Navy Dopp Kit
Ernest Alexander's Holden Navy Dopp Kit ($145) isn't just pretty to look at: Interior and exterior pockets keep toiletries organized, while a canvas exterior and water-resistant lining ensure that spills never reach the rest of his suitcase.
Steve’s Ice Cream
Johnnie-O Balboa Pullover
Any true frequent flier knows the importance of layering en route. Pack Johnnie-O’s super-soft, 100 percent cotton pullover ($98) in your dad’s carry-on, and he’ll be set for summer travels, regardless of destination.
Deck out his Dopp kit with ISSA, a silicone toothbrush ($119) that not only promises to be at least 35x more hygenic than one with traditional nylon bristles, but also comes with a built-in timer to ensure that his pearly whites get the full 2-minute brushing they deserve.
Mark Thomas Glasses
Whether your dad prefers Bordeaux, bourbon, or beer, raise a toast to him this Father’s Day with a handcrafted crystal glass from the Mark Thomas Double Bend collection.
“Well Done” Father’s Day Card
Your old man deserves more than the average Hallmark greeting. Send him one of these handmade cards ($15) from Nick Offerman’s woodshop to let him know you care. Pair it with the comedian’s latest book of biographies, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers, for bonus points.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
Invoke his sense of nostalgia (and cut down on all the hemming and hawing that happens with digital photos) with an updated version of the classic Polaroid camera ($138).
Ferragamo Made-to-Order Driving Shoes
Nicer than a pair of sneakers, but more casual than wingtips, Ferragamo's classic driving shoes are now fully customizable for the dad on the go. Order dad a pair of classic black with subtle personalized letting or step outside the box with a cherry sole and ostrich upper body.
Birchbox Man Subscription
Remind him who his favorite child is on a regular basis with a gift subscription to Birchbox Man ($195 per year). His first box, themed "Everday Hero," includes shaving conditioner, shampoo, and hair product, and after that, he can expect a monthly delivery of tried-and-true grooming favorites, all sized to fly.
Your dad’s finally mastered the art of texting (he's even been known to throw in an emoji or two). The mess of wires that came with his iPhone? Not so much. Help organize his tech with a leather case ($45) designed to keep the tangle of cords in line.
The Map Notebook
Presenting the travel notebook to end all travel notebooks ($20). Dad can record a recent hike, or plan his next trek with 160 pages of blank maps complete with grid lines, location fields, and traditional cartography symbols.
Owen & Fred Luggage Tags
Ensure his luggage is the chicest bag on the carousel with a pair of personalized tags from Owen & Fred ($68).
Watering Globe Set
If dad sports a green thumb, consider gifting these watering globes ($16) in preparation for his summer vacation. Made of shatterproof plastic, they provide potted plants with the perfect amount of water, making them essential for a worry-free gardener's getaway.
Mast Brothers Chocolates
Give your old man a culinary trip around the world this year by way of Mast Brothers Origin Collection ($8 each). Made with single-origin chocolate sourced from exotic destinations, each bar offers distinct tasting notes like cinnamon in Peru, sarsaparilla in Belize, or even ripe banana in Papua New Guinea.
Jack Black Travel Essentials Kit
Treat your dad to a new collection of travel-sized grooming products from Jack Black ($24), complete with a TSA-friendly facial cleanser, SPF, combination shampoo/conditioner, and hair gel.
The Dad Shirt
Who needs a tiny horse when you can wear a polo shirt adorned with a BabyBjorn-wearing papa. Classic, lightweight, and machine-washable, it’s the perfect gift for a soon-to-be dad ($30).
Celebrate the tech-savvy dad with Lyve Home ($299), a two-terabyte storage device that'll allow him to collect, view, and organize an entire photo collection via his phone, regardless of storage capactity. Because sometimes having your head in the cloud is a good thing.